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  • Sheriff's deputies: 1 killed, 2 injured in LaPlace shooting

    October 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a triple shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday at a home in the 400 block of State Street in Laplace. Deputies discovered two shooting victims at the home, and... more »
  • Authorities investigating shots fired in New Roads

    September 28, 2015 8:22 AM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in New Roads are investigating a shooting that happened over the weekend. Witnesses say at least two people exchanged gunfire at each other during a trail riding event on Saturday. Many people were at the multi-use center with their horses. "This is not something that is usual,"... more »
  • Coroner identifies man killed during Carlotta St. fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim of a morning house fire that left one man dead. According to the coroner, 37-year-old James Mobley was the man firefighters said was killed after he was overcome by smoke on the second floor of a... more »
  • State fire marshal investigating deadly travel trailer fire

    July 14, 2015 7:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN- The state Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fatal fire in Port Allen. Investigators say the body of a man was found in a burning travel trailer early Tuesday morning. The victim's name has not been released. We will continue to keep you updated... more »
  • EBRSO investigating double murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2014 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that left two people dead. The victims were found at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Gardere Lane just before midnight Sunday night. Officials say Orok Ironbar, 31, died at the scene.... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewage Mistreatment follow up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State agencies say there is an improvement in wastewater treatment facilities, but they still have a long way to go before they're in compliance. The Department of Environmental Quality says many wastewater companies operate private facilities that are not up to code. Some facilities, create a... more »
  • School system downplays toxin results in schoolyards check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Harmful contaminants found on school playgrounds have parents worried about their children's safety. "I want to make sure my kids are safe at school," said Alham Saad. " And that this isn't going to affect their health." In February, News 2's Investigative Unit tested soil... more »
  • Investigation: safety oversight at water parks nonexistent check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears there are few, if any, regulations for water parks in Louisiana. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit looked into safety and requirements at facilities after a teenager drowned at Cajun Lagoon in Livingston Parish Tuesday afternoon. The investigation found while many things are... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewer mistreatment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Hundreds of wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana do not meet the environmental standards imposed by state agencies. People who live near them are proactive about calling state agencies to fix the problems, but say state agencies aren't doing enough to combat the problem. "We have the... more »
  • Breaux Bridge man dies in hit-and-run crash

    June 24, 2013 9:00 AM

    BUTTE LA ROSE- State police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash La. Highway 3177 south of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a 59-year-old Breaux Bridge man. Troopers say shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday the body of Aubrey Talley Jr. was found in the middle of Highway... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting at Shreveport apartment complex

    May 8, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex. The shooting was reported Tuesday night at Shreveport's Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. Authorities responded to reports of a fight at the complex about 45 minutes prior to the shooting, but found nothing and left the scene. Police returned... more »
  • 2 killed in St. Mary Parish crash

    March 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    BAYOU VISTA- State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two men in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say an SUV being driving by 25-year-old Bryan Mitchell of Houma ran off La. Highway 182 near Bayou Vista late Tuesday night and hit a utility pole. Mitchell... more »
  • Feds investigate leak of first lady's credit info

    March 12, 2013 12:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials. The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the site, which has credit info on stars... more »
  • Coast Guard: No oil found after reports of inland spill

    March 11, 2013 11:47 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Coast Guard said they found no oil at the site of a reported spill near Plaquemine. Commander Quincy Davis said they were told Saturday an oil spill was spotted about 10 miles south of the Port Allen Locks. He also said the person who reported it... more »
  • Petraeus case shows FBI's authority to read email

    November 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other... more »
  • Police investigate deadly shooting

    June 27, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead this morning after a shooting in the North Baton Rouge area. It happened in the 1500 block of Scenic Hwy. at Ellerslie Drive just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say they found the 21-year-old victim lying on the side of the... more »
  • 3 states investigate minister for secret videos

    April 3, 2012 3:17 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities in three states are investigating a traveling Baptist minister they say is suspected of making secret videos of women in bathrooms. Thirty-three-year-old Sammy Nuckolls has been charged with felony counts of voyeurism in Mississippi and Arkansas and police in Texas also are investigating. Nuckolls' lawyer, Ronald... more »
  • Authorities investigate late night shooting in BR

    March 27, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are investigating a shooting that sent at least one person to the hospital last night. It happened in the 10000 block of Gerald Drive around 10 p.m. Monday. Few other details are known at this time. News 2 will bring you... more »
  • Slidell Police investigate deadly fire

    February 23, 2012 3:25 PM

    Police in Sildell are investigating a deadly apartment fire this afternoon. It happened at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at 2021 Bayou Lane. The apartment was fully engulfed in flames, when firefighters arrived. Once the fire was out, a body was discovered in the downstairs hallway. The body was... more »
  • Troopers investigate deadly bayou crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 22, 2012 5:19 AM

    ST. AMANT - Two children are dead this morning after their mother's car ran off the highway and into a nearby bayou. Louisiana State Police say 28-year-old Raelyn Encalade was driving along Stringer Bridge Rd. with four young passengers around 10 p.m. Tuesday when her car suddenly ran off... more »
  • Officials investigate wellhead rupture

    February 13, 2012 7:31 AM

    PRIDE - Authorities continue to investigate what caused a gas wellhead to explode early Monday in the Zachary/Pride area. Lt. Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police says the wellhead, belonging to the Florida Gas Company, ruptured around 2:30 a.m. in the area near Peairs and Reams roads, just north... more »
  • Deputies investigate gun brought to Broadmoor Middle

    February 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators want to know why a student brought a gun to Broadmoor Middle School Thursday morning. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a student reported seeing two students with a gun. School officials found the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the... more »
  • Deputies investigate fatal BR shooting

    January 31, 2012 2:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are conducting a double homicide investigation this morning following an overnight shooting in the Glen Oaks area. It happened in the 5000 block of East Fairlane Court. Deputies arrived on the scene to find two men shot to death. Officials have not... more »
  • LSU researchers investigate ruins of Fort Proctor

    November 14, 2011 10:23 AM

    ST. BERNARD - An LSU architecture professor and a group of students are investigating the ruins of Fort Proctor in St. Bernard Parish. The team is working to document every aspect of the fort through drawings and photographs that will be archived in the Library of Congress. The fort,... more »
  • BRPD gives update on bar fight investigation

    August 23, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge today said arrests could come in a couple of weeks after a fight last week that witnesses said involved LSU football players. Sgt. Don Stone said today they will have to follow up on the information they got from interviewing the four... more »
  • State Police investigate St. Tammany head-on crash

    February 16, 2011 2:52 PM

    GOODBEE, La.- Authorities say a man drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on in St. Tammany Parish. State Police say it happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday on Louisiana 1077. Investigators say 20-year-old Keith Thompson of Folsom was headed north when his car drifted into... more »

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